Many individuals are more comfortable reaching for a factory-manufactured remedy for sinus infections and other common health conditions than they are using naturally-occurring treatments like hydrogen peroxide and sea salt. In reality, the exact opposite should be true. The combination of hydrogen peroxide and sea salt is a safe, effective nasal treatment and remedy. It is also one of Earth Clinic’s most popular sinus infection remedies!
Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt for Sinus Infections
Hydrogen peroxide and sea salt are both safe, natural alternatives to typical sinus infection treatments. These ingredients work together to cleanse the sinuses and relieve congestion safely and naturally.
How It Works
The combination of hydrogen peroxide and sea salt function much in the same way as a traditional saline rinse with a few added benefits. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfecting agent, so it works to eliminate infection that may be associated with the condition. The added salt helps restore osmotic balance in the mucous membranes as well as relieving congestion.
To complete the treatment, mix six ounces of warm filtered water with 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of sea salt. Allow the salt to dissolve into the solution, and insert the solution into a nasal sprayer or neti pot. Leaning over the sink, slowly pour the solution into the nose and allow it to drain through the mouth.
Potential Side Effects
While this combination is a natural remedy, there is always the potential for side effects associated with health treatments. If used too frequently, this treatment may cause nasal drying and irritation. Some of our readers report getting an intense head rush from the hydrogen peroxide hitting the sinus cavities. This sensation dissipates in about 20 seconds.
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